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Rooley Moor Road – an appreciation

Rooley Moor Road – an appreciation

I often spend time thinking about my local treasures but so rarely spend the time to sit down and write anything.  But today I went a ride with cycling friend Alan Dorrington over Rooley Moor Road and I found the route inspiring enough to speak out.

Start ’em young

Start ’em young

Took Lily and Elsie to do their first fell race this evening at the traditional ‘clocks just changed’ Liver Hill race in Rossendale. Run by our home club, it’s great to just be there, but with it being Elsie’s first running race, it was a special evening for a proud mum and dad. It was almost fairy-tale, in that sporting stoicism shone deeply in my littlest girl (the type w ...[Read More]

A (nearly) Very Merry Clif ‘Cross

A (nearly) Very Merry Clif ‘Cross

Sportives I had a great time in 2012 riding the inaugural Mills Hills Sportive – my first ever ‘sportive’ cyclocross ride. It had taken me a while to ride a sportive ride – essentially a fun ride – after coming from a background of racing. It’s true there’s a good measure of snobbery in the relationship between racers and sportive riders. The gap is morall ...[Read More]

A failed mission to derail a chain.

A failed mission to derail a chain.

1 x 10 gears. 1 x Ti 29er bike. 1 x happy rider. This setup is proving totally bombproof. I’m up to 120 miles of heavy winter / spring abuse of my Titus Fireline Evo Ti. I made a few personal adjustments – I’m impressionable, but at times I’m old school. I still like to clip in, am not a fan of the extra weight a dropper seatpost brings unless I was riding in the alps on a ...[Read More]

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